Easy Slow Cooker Pinto Beans
We always have lots of these on hand. When you serve it over rice it becomes a complete protein so it's delicious vegetarian style too without the optional meat flavoring.
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- 1 lb
- dried pinto beans
- 3 qt
- hambone, if desired
- 1 tsp
- kosher salt
- bacon, cooked and chopped up
- 1lb chopped up smoked sausage
- 1 1/2 tsp
- creole seasoning (tony chacheres)
2Place cooker on high for 6 hours, stirring at the three hour mark.
3Enjoy over rice or in tortillas. It makes a soupy broth that when cooled becomes nice and thick. If you don't have a ham bone don't worry you can substitute ham hock, sausage or bacon. They are all delicious.
4One more quick note, if your dried beans are very old, like food storage beans that are over four years old, you may need to soak them a few hours and add a little more water and a dash of meat tenderizer to help them absorb better. But I have cooked ten year old beans like this and they were delicious.